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Operators' Tools - RIPE Labs


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Operators' Tools - RIPE Labs Presentation given at APRICOT 2010
Mirjam Kuehne
4 March 2010

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Operators' Tools - RIPE Labs

  1. 1. RIPE Network Coordination Centre Operators Tools RIPE Labs ..illuminating new ideas and tools from the community for the community Mirjam Kühne Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 1
  2. 2. RIPE Network Coordination Centre A Bit of History •  RIPE NCC started as Coordination Center for the RIPE community •  RIPE Database, mailing lists, meetings •  Only later it became an RIR •  Once it was accepted as a neutral place •  Providing platform for operators to coordinate their activities RIPE Labs – back to the Roots Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 2
  3. 3. RIPE Network Coordination Centre What is RIPE Labs? •  It is a web site, but more importantly: •  A platform and a tool for the community •  You can •  Test and evaluate new tools and prototypes •  Contribute new ideas and research results •  Discover and discuss in forums and blogs Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 3
  4. 4. RIPE Network Coordination Centre Currently on RIPE Labs INRDB IP Allocation Movies Resource Explainer (REX) IPv4 and IPv6 Measurements NetSense DNS Related Tools Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 4
  5. 5. RIPE Network Coordination Centre INRDB •  The Internet Number Resource Database •  A system to store and retrieve large amounts of Internet Number Resource related data •  Routing Information Services (RIS) table dumps, IANA and RIR allocation and assignment data, other external datasets •  Helps accomplish RIPE NCC to serve the community by enabling efficient access across heterogeneous historical data •  Allows us to provide you new types of services Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 5
  6. 6. RIPE Network Coordination Centre Resource Explainer •  Based on growing community needs, a service where: •  History and current status of resources can be looked up •  Information from many sources are combined and explained •  Some reasons are •  Growing use of recycled / transferred resources •  Proliferation of resource abuse •  Support resource management activities Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 6
  7. 7. RIPE Network Coordination Centre Resource Explainer live! Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 7
  8. 8. RIPE Network Coordination Centre Resource Explainer Plans •  Recently included IPv6 support and ASNs Future Plans: •  Add more aspects and more details to existing ones •  Please let us know what else would be useful! Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 8
  9. 9. RIPE Network Coordination Centre NetSense ( •  Consistent interface integrating various measurement services provided by the RIPE NCC Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 9
  10. 10. RIPE Network Coordination Centre Pollution in 1/8 •  1/8 allocated to APNIC •  Lots of discussion about usability of 1/8 •  How much of it us already routed? •  Lots of interest in the results Mirjam Kühne LINX 68 Feb. 2010 10
  11. 11. RIPE Network Coordination Centre IPv6 Measurements •  A compilation of IPv6 measurements •  List of IPv6 measurements and tools from various sources with a short description and links to the tools and results •  Please let us know what type of measurements would be helpful for your operations Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 11
  12. 12. RIPE Network Coordination Centre LIR Growth Statistics •  RIPE NCC membership demographics • •  Internet number resources are distributed among the membership • Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 12
  13. 13. RIPE Network Coordination Centre DNS related Tools •  DNS Lameness checker (Shane Kerr) •  Downloadable tool for DNS operators •  DNSSEC for the root zone •  Plans for signing K-root •  DNS reply-size tester •  Easy tool to determine maximum size of DNS response packets your resolver can handle Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 13
  14. 14. RIPE Network Coordination Centre Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 14
  15. 15. RIPE Network Coordination Centre Why RIPE Labs? •  Faster, tighter innovation cycle •  Provide useful prototypes to you earlier •  Adapt to the changing environment more quickly •  Closer involvement of the community •  Openness •  Make feedback and suggestions easier and more effective Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 15
  16. 16. RIPE Network Coordination Centre RIPE Labs Rules •  Free and civil discussion between individuals •  Anyone can read RIPE Labs content •  Please register before contributing •  No service guarantees •  Content can disappear based on •  Community feedback •  Legal or abuse issues •  Too little resources Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 16
  17. 17. RIPE Network Coordination Centre Questions or Comments •  Please take a look and participate •  Questions or comments • or Mirjam Kühne APRICOT Feb. 2010 17